Here, he was further exposed to the works of impressionist artists such as Camille Pissarro and Georges Seurat. In addition, to this he worked with Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec and Paul Gauguin. It was during this period up to 1888 in Paris, that van Gogh developed his personal idiom and style of brush work. The paints he used became more colourful and his tones lighter and his vison less traditional. We can see these developments in his style manifest in his ﬁrst painting of Montmartre.
Henri Matisse drew some outstanding paintings. In the beginning of the 20th century was the modernism era. It included amazing and famous painters, sculptors, draughtsmen, and printmakers. In this era an amazing artist was born called Henri Matisse. He was born in 31, December 1869 in Le Cateau-Cambrésis in Northern France.
Introduction Art is the expression of human creativity, skill and imagination. There are many different forms and types of visual art, from painting; to sculpting; to modeling; to photography and many more (Wikipedia). A lot of people around the world may not know about artists that change their artistic direction because of photography. People also may suggest that art is only about painting and drawing, but photography influenced painting by giving artists new tools; which then influenced the artists who experimented with colour, mass and lighting (Reference). But to what extent did the invention of photography influence the development of painting from the end of 19th century to 1930?
The Persistence of Memory, 1931, is a surreal landscape created by the famous Spanish artist, Salvador Dali (1901-1989). This oil painting has been made on canvas with a size 24.1cm by 33 cm. The artist presents The Persistence of Memory with figures within a landscape sitting on the picture plane. When observing at The Persistence Of Memory, it can be seen that its color palette is mainly dominated by earth colors as it features many shades of brown. As Andre Breton states, “Surrealism…is a way of thinking, a way of transforming existence.” Surrealism is an artistic movement in which young artists wanted to “push the accepted ideas of reality” and present an image from un-normal worlds such as dreams, fantasies and held back feelings and free their minds from logical sense.
Art shifts through time, it is combined of different movements. This research paper will discuss the different shifts of art culture in style, philosophical approach, and content of artwork in abstract expressionism. Abstract expressionism is a painting movement that developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s in and around New York after world war II. Jackson Pollock, Isamu Noguchi, Martha Graham, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman are all artists that considerably influenced that movement. Artists always wanted to express themselves in the paintings and show what they are feeling.
1. Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897, oil on canvas, 99 cm × 81 cm, Munch Museum 2. Rene Magritte, The Lovers II, 1928, Paris, oil on canvas, 54 x 73.4 cm, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA The Kissing in Western art history There were numerous of Kisses thought out the western art history. Rather it can represent intimacy, tenderness, sadness and betrayal in different attempts. Like the sculptures The Kiss by Auguste Rodin in the thirteen century, the oil painting The Kiss by Gustav Klimt and Painting The Kiss by Pablo Picasso in 1967.
The impressionist painters were Manet, Monet and Renoir. There were some other painters who started art as impressionist at first, however, bored with the limit and changed their style that would call as ‘Post-Impressionism’. These painters were Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin. They used shiny colours within deep expressions. Symbolism (1880-1900) was a style based on reflecting spiritual, mystic, secret and emotional experience
In Vincent van Gogh’s later life, he breaks through with a unique style that he developed over years. He was one of the Post-Impressionists who approached art differently by going further than just aesthetical attributes. Vincent van Gogh engaged with emotions and expressed them through his art (Metmuseum.org, 2014). Unfortunately, like other artists, Vincent was not an accepted artist because of his ways of looking at art. Unlike painting with light and aesthetically pleasing colours, van Gogh would paint with greys.
Seurat unsuspiciously deeply influenced by French artist, Jean Francois Millet (1814 - 1875 ) and absorbed Millet’s subjects and his aspect of drawing. During year 1880, he began researching about the scientific knowledge about colour and optics to the art of painting. “Some said they see poetry in my paintings, I only see science.” said by Georges Seurat. Seurat believed by a combination or juxtaposition of primary colours and the complementaries are available to produce any colour. The result of focusing on colour analysis with a conscientious system of painting helps Seurat achieved into a new form of pictorial order.